Lagos residents enjoy free BRT ride 


Some passengers at various corridors in Lagos have lauded  Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for granting them free ride on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Christmas  Day.

The passengers boarded BRT from CMS, Ikorodu, Ketu and Fadeyi, Tafawa Balewa Square, Oshodi, Abule Egba and other areas.

They could not hide their joy while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on their feelings.

They said  the free ride enabled them to visit their  friends and family members.

Sanwo-Olu had  on Christmas eve announced free ride on BRT corridors for Lagos residents on Christmas and New Year days.

According to the announcement, only adult  passengers with the Cowry cards were eligible for the free ride.

Children could board the buses without the cards.

A medical doctor, Adams Taiwo, hailed  the governor for the gesture.

He said that the free ride enabled him to visit his relatives  on Lagos Island along with his immediate family members.

Alhaji Ibrahim Badmus, who boarded BRT at Oshodi, said that it enabled him to attend a gathering with his four children.

A civil servant, Mr Sunday Uba, commended the efforts of the governor and Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority in sustaining the BRT.

A student of University of Lagos, Tinuke Lawal, who boarded BRT from Ikorodu to CMS, said she was happy at the free ride.

A trader, Mrs Aduke Oseni, said  that the free ride made transport on Christmas Day easy and exciting.